Columbus Police Department (Ohio )


In March 1998, the Division opened an investigation into the Columbus Police Department in Ohio. In October 1999, the Division filed suit against the City of Columbus, alleging a pattern or practice of excessive force; and unlawful stops, searches and arrests linked to inadequate policies and training; inadequate supervision of officers; and failures to investigate misconduct and hold officers accountable. The Division and the City of Columbus resolved the litigation by agreement in 2002, which terminated in May 2004.


Fast Facts

Case Status: Closed
City and State: Columbus, Ohio
Year Initiated: 1998
Year Closed: 2002

Case Documents

Document Title PDF Link HTML Link Document Type Document Size
Columbus Police Department Findings Letter (Undated) PDF Findings Letter 17.19 KB
Columbus Police Department Complaint 1999 PDF Complaint 200.98 KB
Columbus Police Department Amended Complaint 2000 PDF Complaint 301.68 KB